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"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Posts Tagged ‘Christianity

Defining Worship

February 11, 2016

“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” (Psalm 42:1) What is worship? It is something Christians do every week, but could you explain it if you had to? What would you say to someone who does not know what worship is? God alone is deserving of worship […]

This Is My Body

January 27, 2016

While Jesus is at the table, he takes the bread, breaks it, and looks at Matthew. As far as we know, Matthew is the only one of the twelve that, when he starts following Jesus, people are pulling Jesus aside and saying things like, “Are you sure you want to be hanging around this guy? […]

A Prayer Before We Give

January 26, 2016

Heavenly Father, This year, as every year, we commit ourselves to be people who give to missionaries at home and around the world. We continually strive to be individuals who help the poor and bring hope to people in need. We are also intent on helping our own children, families, widows and others who make […]

Hands

January 25, 2016

Text: John 13:1-15 or 1 Th 4:11-12 As I was preparing for our time around the Lord’s Table this morning I got to thinking about our hands. If you look down your row, there are different kinds of hands. Some soft. Some calloused. These hands have helped to provide food for their family. Each set […]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

January 14, 2016

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will […]

Prayer Service

January 14, 2016

Greeting Scripture Reading – Psalm 1 God Himself Is With Us Introductory Talk & Prayer – Beginning the New Year focusing upon God Count Your Blessings Scripture Reading – Psalm 2 Prayer: Pray for Community & Leaders – that God might use the church to influence them How Great Thou Art Scripture Reading – Psalm […]

The Prayers of the People

January 13, 2016

[Derived from Various Forms] Almighty God, We pray for God’s people throughout the world; for our elders and deacons; for this gathering; and for all ministers and people. Grant that every member of the Church may truly and humbly serve you. We pray for peace; for goodwill among nations; and for the well-being of all people. Guide all […]

A Baptismal Service

January 12, 2016

[After entering the baptistry] Responsive Reading I: Reader: Put to death what is earthly in you. Congregation: Put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, foul talk, and untruthfulness. Reader: The world walks in these, but you must now put them all away. Confession & Baptism [Following the baptism, remain in the baptistry and ask the […]

The Importance of Mystery

January 8, 2016

“What we have fully explored and comprehended, wearies us by familiarity, and loses its attractive charm. But mystery awakens curiosity; engages attention; excites inquiry; gives activity to thought and zest to enjoyment. How just, then, that the most important things should be the most mysterious! How proper that we should be thus led to dwell […]

A Prayer for Guidance in Youth and Old Age

January 7, 2016

Father God, thank you for the light you have given me and have enabled me to walk in thus far. Praise be to you, my God, Dispeller and Defeater of darkness, my light and my salvation! Forgive me of every grain of darkness in me. I beg you to continue to be patient with me […]

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